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    Dies at 60.

    Not to everyone's taste, The Fall have done some good stuff over the years.



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    One of my favourite bands.

    Brilliant songwriter, very unique in his approach and vocal, always outside the box and bucked trends when he could have easily cashed in.

    A true artist in the very sense of the word.

    RIP MES.


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    Absolutely love the Fall. Beyond gutted about this.

    Some people you think are going to go on making music forever

    Very sad he's gone

    RIP Mark


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    Sad news. Just played Repetition as a tribute

    RIP Mark


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    Going through some The Fall songs on youtube.
    Just now watching him read the football results on final score. Remember watching it live.

    https://youtu.be/EBUiPs1PxKo

    RIP Mark E

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    Difficult to choose a favourite tune but I'm going for this, my friend Jim co-wrote it who played bass for The Fall at the time.




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    Sad day a genuine alternative musical hero in the sea of crap thats around these days

    Think this ones still my fave



    RIP Mark E Smith




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    He was just, Mark E Smith.

    Not one to fit in, and that is to be encouraged. We could do with a few more of his ilk.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Huxley View Post
    He was just, Mark E Smith.

    Not one to fit in, and that is to be encouraged. We could do with a few more of his ilk.
    Won't happen now mate, mavericks are now laughed at, and the wannabe rebels of this era on shows like Geordie Shore are just shallow idiots.
    Every fucker tows the line.


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    60? Oh shit.

    I always remember first hearing them on John Peel’s program.

    „The revolution will inevitably awaken in the British working class the deepest passions which have been diverted along artificial channels with the aid of football.“

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    RIP Mark.

    https://youtu.be/sk1TP5EkLS4

    (Love this and the Last Shadow Puppets version)


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    Saw the Fall a few times in the late 80s / early 90s.

    One very memorable occasion when he was more off his tits than I think I've ever seen anybody.

    Quite surprised he lasted so long.


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    he finally fell - wacky mancunian visionary and doggerell merchant.

    As happy being shit as he was being great.



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    Maverick, original and slightly odd, what a loss.

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    I was listening to Marc Riley on 6 Music when the news broke (for those who might not know he used to play bass in the Fall circa late 70s / early 80s). Even though they'd had their fallings out over the years you could tell how absolutely gutted he was.

    He and Gideon Coe after him then played some absolutely brilliant Fall tracks from every era, a reminder of just how brilliant, unique and enduring their sound was.

    So sad to think there'll never be another Fall record.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangerz View Post
    I was listening to Marc Riley on 6 Music when the news broke (for those who might not know he used to play bass in the Fall circa late 70s / early 80s). Even though they'd had their fallings out over the years you could tell how absolutely gutted he was.

    He and Gideon Coe after him then played some absolutely brilliant Fall tracks from every era, a reminder of just how brilliant, unique and enduring their sound was.

    So sad to think there'll never be another Fall record.
    I think they wrote 36 studio albums over 40 years, which is quite prolific even though some of them weren't great.

    With a band like that everyone has a different favourite that possibly reminds them of a period in their own life.
    I am Kurious Oranj always reminds me of my first job when I left school and listening to John Peel in the evenings. I bought the album on cassette from Woolworths and played it constantly on a walkman.
    It's difficult to pick a favourite though because there are other good memories with other albums.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Difficult to choose a favourite tune but I'm going for this, my friend Jim co-wrote it who played bass for The Fall at the time.
    I thought if you played a musical instrument and you lived in the UK between 1978-2018 you had been in The Fall by default at some point.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    I think they wrote 36 studio albums over 40 years, which is quite prolific even though some of them weren't great.

    With a band like that everyone has a different favourite that possibly reminds them of a period in their own life.
    I am Kurious Oranj always reminds me of my first job when I left school and listening to John Peel in the evenings. I bought the album on cassette from Woolworths and played it constantly on a walkman.
    It's difficult to pick a favourite though because there are other good memories with other albums.
    I think that's very true Bryn.

    For me my favourite will always be This Nation's Saving Grace. I was about 18 at the time and it was my first year of Uni (I went to Trent). I used to be quite into punk at the time and was getting into post-punk, Wire, Gang of Four, that kind of thing. I'd heard of the Fall but never really listened to them until Mojo magazine featured them in their "How to Buy..." section:



    I wanted to get into them so I remember that afternoon going into Selectadisc (RIP ) and picking up a copy of TNSG. Went home, stuck it on and fell instantly in love with it.

    Whenever I play it now it always takes me straight back there. A true 80s classic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangerz View Post
    I think that's very true Bryn.

    For me my favourite will always be This Nation's Saving Grace. I was about 18 at the time and it was my first year of Uni (I went to Trent). I used to be quite into punk at the time and was getting into post-punk, Wire, Gang of Four, that kind of thing. I'd heard of the Fall but never really listened to them until Mojo magazine featured them in their "How to Buy..." section:



    I wanted to get into them so I remember that afternoon going into Selectadisc (RIP ) and picking up a copy of TNSG. Went home, stuck it on and fell instantly in love with it.

    Whenever I play it now it always takes me straight back there. A true 80s classic.
    Spot on mate.
    Some good bands there and still miss select-a-disc.
    Nations Saving Grace is another good album, one of those I bought getting into their back catalogue.
    I'd have been 17 around the time of Kurious Oranj.

    Looking at that how to buy article, some of my favourites aren't even in it


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Spot on mate.
    Some good bands there and still miss select-a-disc.
    Nations Saving Grace is another good album, one of those I bought getting into their back catalogue.
    I'd have been 17 around the time of Kurious Oranj.

    Looking at that how to buy article, some of my favourites aren't even in it
    This would've been about 2003/04 when I first got into them

    Yeh I think that's the thing about the Fall, everyone's top ten is going to be massively different. For instance I'd definitely have Live at the Witch Trials and Fall Heads Roll on there. To be fair though they must be one of the most difficult bands ever to choose a top ten from, given the number and variety of their catalogue.


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    Although to be fair Fall Heads Roll came out after that was written so would've been pretty hard for them to include it!


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    6 Music have been playing Fall records all day, as well as reading out messages from listeners about what MES's music meant to them and stories about meeting him.

    They're paying tribute to him in the same way they did David Bowie which reflects the standing he has within the community of music fans.


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    One thing is for sure, had he lived another thousand years, he would never advertise butter.


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    Talent hits a target no-one else can hit; genius hits a target no-one else can see.

    F***ing up the paintwork indeed.


 

 

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